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US jobless rate falls to 8.1%; April hiring slows down

Last Updated: Friday, May 4, 2012 - 21:55

Zeebiz Bureau

New Delhi: US unemployment rate still fell to 8.1% while hiring for the second straight month in April slowed down amidst mixed messages about the country’s economic strength, a news agency reported on Friday.

As per the Labor Department report, employers added 115,000 workers to their payrolls last month.

The unemployment rate ticked a tenth of a point lower to a three-year low, as people left the work force, said the agency. The jobless rate is derived from a separate survey of households, which showed a drop in the number of jobs in April.

First Published: Friday, May 4, 2012 - 21:55
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